The Garnacha de Viña Bonita Bernabeleva is from a single vineyard wine, paying tribute to winery founder Vicente Álvarez Villamil, who planted this vineyard by clearing 3 Ha of forest. Minimal intervention this fements in it’s own wild yeasts and macerates for 5 to 7 weeks. Aged for 1 year in used 500L french oak barriques, then in stainless steel for the second winter to clarify naturally in the low tmeperatures. Bottled unfiltered.
Fruit comes from vineyards at the top of the hill in San Martin de Vadeigliesias, which is surrounded by a Mediterranean forest and a centennial Olive grove. Planted in 1925, the soft granite soils are only 20cm deep and poor in nutrients. All vines are hand picked.
Bodegas Bernabeleva is in the centre of Spain, a stone’s throw west of Madrid At the feet of the Cerro de Guisando and Gredos mountains this winery lets its vines stretch out their roots through the thin infertile sandy soils, formed from decomposed granite, to cling on to life. Four generations have tended these old hardy vines that have repaid the care and attention with quality fruit hand harvested from the organically managed vineyards. Plots of Garnacha, Albillo and Moscatel de Grano Menudo are vinified separately, neither fined nor filtered to ensure that both the land and love shown shine through. All plots are vinified separately and reds macerated for 30 days before both red and white are aged in mostly old French oak.